Rush Limbaugh Defends Gateway Pundit From LA Times Attacks: “There Was No Racism in That Picture”

Last week the Los Angeles Times attacked Gateway Pundit for reposting a picture of Michelle Obama as a brazen queen picking her next upscale vacation getaway.

They said the post was racist. On Friday they repeated their attacks on this blog.

John Nolte at Big Journalism called out the LA Times for projecting their own racism on this blog, Gateway Pundit. Nolte noted that the LA Times used the term “uppity negro” in their report on the First Lady.

Today Rush Limbaugh defended this blog from the bogus attacks by the LA Times.
From the Rush Limbaugh website:

Then there was late last week some blogger, somebody took a picture of Marie Antoinette, a painting of Marie Antoinette and put Michelle Obama’s face in it. I think it was a blogger, I forget where it was. Anyway, people in the media who saw it immediately started charging racism and insensitivity and how dare they make fun of the first lady this way.

I don’t know how you get that. How in the world, there was nothing racial about it. How you gonna put Michelle Obama in a picture and not portray here as African-American? How do you do that? There’s no racism in it at all. But anyway, that was the allegation. The point about this is, though, if you look at Michelle Obama and her vacations and her separate travel, she does consider herself royalty. And I have a theory, folks. I’m not retracting anything I’ve said about liberals, Marxists and their ideological aims, their idea-driven aims.

But I also think that there is something else that explains all of this, the Solyndras, the health care waivers, the entire regime — and I really think it’s nothing more complicated than money. I’ll never forget Marion Barry, the 1984 Democrat convention, San Francisco. And I don’t know what specifically he was referring to, but the theme of his speech was, “Tonight, tonight we’re on the inside,” meaning, “Okay, finally we’ve got our chance to be in charge of things.” And then when Mayor David Dinkins was elected mayor for life in New York City, I remember some of the civil rights coalition people saying, “All right, now it’s our turn to have the money.”

Now, I believe that in addition to whatever drives Barack Obama and his party ideologically, also near the top of the list is the pursuit of money without having to work for it; being able to pass it out to their friends and set their friends up to be wealthy for the rest of their lives. I think there’s all kinds of that going on, too; and I think if you look at the way the Obamas live — with Michelle and her separate vacations and not being concerned about how much it costs to take separate airplanes — there’s no question in my mind, whatever else they view this as, that they view this as an opportunity to live high on the hog without having it cost them a dime.

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